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A Different Peace

"The peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27 NLTWhat exactly does it take to have peace?I've often thought if I could avoid financial crunches, peace would result. Having enough to pay the monthly obligations with...

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The Goodness of Grief

More is gained by grieving than is lost by not."David and his men tore their clothes in sorrow when they heard the news. They mourned and wept and fasted all day for Saul and his son Jonathan." II Samuel 1:11-12The news hit him like a bombshell. Running for his life,...

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The Pain of Rejection

"So because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:23 NLTRejection is never pleasant, and Robert knew all about it.Robert was a member of the first church I pastored. He and his family were faithful members as well as...

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Peace I need

(Jesus said) "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27 In the 1800s, Charles Berry was an open-minded preacher whose Jesus was confined to being a...

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Pure Peace

I was driving home the other day after taking my son to the sheltered workshop where he works part time. The clouds had parted and the newly freed sun was slowly warming the Earth.The radio was playing and Louis Armstrong was singing, "What a Wonderful World." I was...

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